Unitarian Universalists

Unitarian Universalists choose to live without the need for a strict creed or doctrine. We accept diversity as a strength and seek to join in community with those of other backgrounds. UUs are willing to participate in the search for understanding, peace and justice for all in the here and now. We respect the earth and the awe-inspiring journey of life on this planet, and we seek to improve the state of humanity worldwide.

UUCA is a family affair for me.

"My mother has been a member for many years, and I often attended with her as a young adult before my family moved out of state. When I returned to Southern CA to live, I became a member, and my daughters began attending with us regularly. I'm so pleased to be sharing this welcoming, inclusive community with my family and exposing my daughters to the justice work and community outreach programs with which UUCA is involved. We are three generations of UUs!"

- Mona, Wilma, Riley & Avery

Our Church

The Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim (UUCA) is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association, with over 1000 member churches in the U.S. and Canada and many affiliates around the world. We are a dynamic, growing community that welcomes people of all faiths, ages, abilities, races, ethnicities, countries of origin, sexual orientation, and family structures. We celebrate diversity among our members and friends.

Our faith teaches us that what we believe is less important than living our lives in a positive, helpful manner in service to others. For our faith to have meaning, we are called to act toward greater social justice in our communities, for all humanity, and for the natural world in which we live.

Members of our faith have been at the forefront of many great causes in our nation's history, including American independence, the anti-slavery movement, racial integration, environmentalism, equal rights for women, and marriage equality. We are proud of this tradition and seek to continue the good works of the Famous UUs who came before us. UUCA offers opportunities in worship, education, music, social witness and advocacy, religious education for all ages, community involvement, and fellowship with others. We welcome you to our community.

Seven Principles

Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven principles:

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person

  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations

  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations

  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning

  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large

  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all

  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

UU Inspiration

Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life

  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men that challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love

  • Wisdom from the world's religions that inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life

  • Jewish and Christian teachings, which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves

  • Humanist teachings that counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit

  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions that celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature